Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Thursday, January 22, 2015

More Challenge Cards

Hey there!  My second post in one day!

I could save this for tomorrow, but I don't want to forget to link up for The Paper Players challenge.  I have a very quick card for PP228, plus last week's Colour Me...! challenge.  It also fits a recent Clean and Simple challenge on SCS.

I embossed a piece of real red with the SU Elegant Lines folder, and wrapped striped pacific point ribbon around it before placing it on the pacific point card base.  My sentiment is from SU "My Friend."  I added red brads, and outlined the whisper white with my pacific point marker.  I wanted something else, so I used my white gel pen to color in some of the circles and flowers.  It looks better in real life...but I probably would not do it again!  LOL  I do like the "striking" color feels Happy!

Next, I have a card for the current Colour Me...! challenge, along with the first Ways to Use It challenge of 2015 from SCS.  The WT challenge was to use something NEW from our stamping stash.  Now, since I have so many OLD things, it was a bit ironic for me.  However, I won a Gift Certificate from Paper Smooches during the recent Hope You Can Cling To challenges!  I knew I wanted to play with my new toys, and I finally did today.

The card base is SU confetti white.  I added a layer of hello honey, with a bit of cajun craze scallop trim.  On whisper white, I stamped this branch in soft suede and leaves from the Paper Smooches set "Hooties."  I colored the open leaves with markers, and lightly sponged soft sky.  This fun owl was stamped in Stazon jet black separately, and colored with soft suede, hello honey, and soft suede.  Initially i used a blender pen for the cajun, then I pulled out my marker to touch it up.  It is so much darker, but I think it looks like a head of hair!  After coloring, I used the coordinating die to cut him out, and pop him up with dimensionals.  The sentiment is from the same set.  Finally, some regal candy dots finish it off.

I had LOTS of fun playing with this set...can't wait to create some more cards with it!

Thanks for hanging out with me again today.  Hopefully, I will have more cards this weekend.

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. I love both of your cards, Kim! I love how you highlited some of your background with a gel pen for your first card, and the owl on your second is just adorable! Love the background you created for him, too. Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Players and at Colour Me!

  2. Love both of your cards! You did great with both color combos. Thank you for playing along with us at Colour Me!

  3. This IS a happy the white highlights and that awesome sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week! Oh, and the owl is pretty darn cute too!

  4. What a sweeeeet little owl! Perfect way to combine our colours this week! Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us this week at Colour Me...! We would love to see you back again soon :)